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126. Let yourself be forgiven

Monday, Mar 13, 2023 614 words 2 mins 43 secs

Jesus says the only meaningful prayer is for forgiveness. In effect this means asking to BE forgiven.

We know, however, that real forgiveness is a recognition that there is nothing TO forgive, because forgiveness SEES innocence and completely disregards...

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125. Atonement accepts that it never even happened

Thursday, Mar 09, 2023 1410 words 6 mins 16 secs

"How simple is salvation! All it says is what was never true is not true now, and never will be. The impossible has NOT occurred, and CAN have no effects. And that is all."

I've found personally that I...

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124. Let the Holy Spirit fulfill his function

Sunday, Mar 05, 2023 1012 words 4 mins 29 secs

There’s quite a lot in the course about the Holy Spirit having a function. A role which he is supposed to fill, where he does something that you do NOT do.

I think this becomes largely ignored by most...

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123. Forgiving random strangers

Friday, Feb 24, 2023 909 words 4 mins 2 secs1 comments

You might think that, you only need to perform a forgiveness when something seems upsetting, something goes wrong, someone is attacking, or there's a problem.

In particular the ego in us might seem "partly committed" to forgiveness, willing to...

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122. Forgiveness is a service

Friday, Feb 24, 2023 765 words 3 mins 24 secs

Let's redefine forgiveness, to be less about me fixing up what I'm projecting or trying to fix my own suffering, and more to do with whether I am GIVING love or not. Let's think of it not JUST as...

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121. Resurrection training

Thursday, Feb 23, 2023 748 words 3 mins 19 secs

I see now that giving love is giving life. It uplifts and heals, restores and purifies. It's almost like putting someone up on a pedestal, not to worship them but to acknowledge their perfection and lovability as one of...

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120. Uprooting all your values

Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 775 words 3 mins 26 secs

The aspects of the Earth that you don't like, the things you are not fond of, the stuff you say is bad and wrong, the people you think of as guilty and sinful, are these really a part of...

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119. You must forgive God and undo the false God you made

Monday, Jan 16, 2023 1575 words 7 mins 0 secs

In the separation, you confused the true and the false. You assigned God's properties to the false world, BUT YOU ALSO assigned false properties to God. This turned God into an evil enemy to you in your perception of...

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118. Keep the world unreal to you

Sunday, Nov 06, 2022 857 words 3 mins 48 secs

"Forgiveness through the Holy Spirit lies simply in looking beyond error from the beginning, and thus KEEPING it unreal for you. Do not let any belief in its realness enter your minds AT ALL, or you will also believe...

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117. Lift reality away from the world

Sunday, Nov 06, 2022 493 words 2 mins 11 secs

In attempting to forgive the hell in the world, we might really be trying to make it real and then make it go away. This is an attack. The problem is that we have combined what the world IS...

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116. Back to basics - what is forgiveness?

Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 3133 words 13 mins 55 secs

"The miracle establishes you dream a dream, and its content is not true."

First let's be clear that all true properties belong to God. God's reality entails what is real, permanent, certain, true, exists, is happening, is powerful, has...

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115. To forgive, you must overlook your brother's body

Friday, Oct 21, 2022 1810 words 8 mins 2 secs

If a person - ie a body - does something wrong, and you focus on their body and what it did, you are being unforgiving. It isn't possible to keep focusing on the body and forgive the person. You can't...

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114. Unforgiveness is a separation between giving and receiving

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 580 words 2 mins 34 secs

"The unforgiving mind does not believe that giving and receiving are the same."

All unforgiveness is based on a belief that you are separate from others. If you are separate, what applies to them does not apply to you,...

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113. Seeking forgiveness before you make errors

Saturday, Oct 08, 2022 1173 words 5 mins 12 secs

For a long time I have focused on "the secret of salvation". This is to do with realizing that you are the cause of everything you are experiencing. And therefore that you are responsible for all your own suffering....

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112. The body will never forgive anything

Sunday, Oct 02, 2022 1128 words 5 mins 0 secs

Recognize this. The body was made to have permanently false perception. To be permanently unforgiving. It is absolutely incapable of ever forgiving anything. All it can do is sense what it detects seemingly in the world, and report it...

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111. The translation of the meaning of the world

Friday, Sep 23, 2022 1614 words 7 mins 10 secs

Jesus speaks in ACIM about translating hell into heaven, converting somehow the Earth into heaven's reflection. ie that the Earth is neutral/devoid of meaning and we project meaning onto it. Or to put it another way, we decided that...

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110. Changing your interpretation of the world

Thursday, Sep 22, 2022 1119 words 4 mins 58 secs

Focusing on this simple formula some more...

"If he senses even the faintest hint of irritation in himself as he responds to anyone, let him instantly realize that he has made an interpretation which is not true. Then let him...

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109. Forgiveness is symbolic of your immortality

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1098 words 4 mins 52 secs

In this world, "forgiveness is an earthly form of love". What that means is that REAL love is of Heaven, and on earth the best we can do is a REFLECTION of love projected into the mirror of the...

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108. Forgiving your self condemnation

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 1283 words 5 mins 42 secs

"Although you have attacked yourself, and very brutally"

In the separation from God, each of us has condemned ourselves. We've accused ourselves of sin, and condemned ourselves to suffer. We want ourselves to be punished, murdered, and destroyed. Ultimately...

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107. Forgive yourself for what you did not do

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2022 1175 words 5 mins 13 secs

What did you do?! Did you hurt someone? Did you steal something? Did you break it and cover it up? Did you destroy a relationship? Did you deceive and lie? Did you commit a secret crime? What was it?...

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